Birkenstock Lighting Design is committed to providing you with the best architectural lighting design. We approach every project with a focus on aesthetics, functionality, cost, maintenance and energy efficiency.

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Birkenstock Lighting Design  is committed to providing you with the best architectural lighting design. We approach every project with a focus on aesthetics, functionality, cost, maintenance and energy efficiency.

 

 

 

What is distinctive about Birkenstock Lighting Design firm?

• Lighting solutions that are seamlessly integrated into the architecture

• Ease of maintenance, cost control and energy efficiency are key components of our commitment to green building practices and owner satisfaction.

• With old world work ethics and new age competencies, the team at Birkenstock Lighting Design has a track record to prove:

       - On-time performance

       - Flexible fees

       - Honesty, integrity, and value

       - Responsiveness to client needs

       - Collaborative spirit

 

Birkenstock Lighting Design is a member of the following professional organizations:

• International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)

• Illuminating Engineering Society of America (IESNA)

• International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

• Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

 

Birkenstock Lighting Design is a certified woman owned economically disadvantaged small business. BLD is incorporated, registered with Dunn & Bradstreet, and carries professional insurance levels to meet large scale commercial design project requirements.

Birkenstock Lighting Design is a leader in use of technology to provide creative lighting designs. Some of our tools in technology include:

 


AutoCAD

Basic, yet powerful, Birkenstock Lighting Design utilizes AutoCAD for documentation and coordination.

 

Revit

Utilizing BIM technologies Birkenstock Lighting Design streamlines the design process and helps our architectural  clients with clash detection by implementing lighting equipment in real time right along with them.

 

3D Studio Max

• Allows us to provide realistic photographic renderings utilizing the materials and finishes provided by our design clients within their REVIT model.

• This is especially beneficial for presentations to our client’s clients (the owners and end users) to completely visualize the end product from the lighting approach.

 

Visual Lighting Calculation

During the design phases of our projects, we continually run in-house Visual lighting calculations to quickly ensure proper foot-candle levels per the IESNA standards are met. Visual also allows us to calculate daylight contribution as well as produce 3D renderings with color representative of lighting levels throughout the space.

Meet Our Team:

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*Other design and administrative contract employees are hired on an as needed basis.

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Projects/Clients

  To see more photographs of Birkenstock Lighting Design's work, click on the project links below.

CAMPUS / PLAZA

 

CREATE, Campus for Research*
Singapore
Perkins + Will, San Francisco

Fillmore Center*
San Francisco, CA
Axis, San Francisco

Symantec Headquarters*
Cupertino, CA
HOK, San Francisco

CORPORATE /

EXECUTIVE OFFICES

 

Baker Botts, LLP
Palo Alto, CA
Gensler, Houston

Baker McKenzie, LLP*
San Francisco, CA
Fee Munson Ebert, San Francisco

BPM
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Ramone

Covington & Burling, LLP
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Crowell & Moring, LLP
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Cushman & Wakefield
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Dodge & Cox
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Friedkin Companies
Houston, Tx

Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe*
Seattle, WA
Studios San Francisco

Investment Firm*
San Francisco, CA
Tom Eliot Fisch, San Francisco

Keller & Heckman
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Kilroy Realty
San Francisco, CA
Kilroy, San Francisco

Kramer & Levin
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Latham & Watkins, LLP
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

O’Melveny & Meyers
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliff*
Los Angeles, CA
Studios, Los Angeles

SF Association of Realtors
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Sidley Austin, LLP*
Palo Alto, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Think Panamure
San Francisco, CA
FME Architecture, San Francisco

Thornton Thomassetti
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

CORPORATE TI

 

A9
Palo Alto, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Air BnB
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Adobe
San Francisco, CA
Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

Akamai
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

AKQA
San Francisco, CA
Jones Lang LaSalle

Amazon
Sunnyvale, CA
IA Interior Architects, San Francisco

Apple
Cupertino, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Comcast
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Confidential Client
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

D’Décor
Mumbai, India
Gensler, San Francisco

EA (Electronic Arts)
Redwood City, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Facebook
Menlo Park, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Google
Mountain View, CA
Gryphon Studios, Daly City, CA

Jamestown Creative
Sunnyvale, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

NetApp
Sunnyvale, CA
Gensler, San Jose

Neustar
San Francisco, CA
Studios, San Francisco

Rohan
Mumbai, India
Gensler, San Francisco

Ten Cents
Palo Alto, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

COUNTRY CLUBS

 

Ladera Oaks
Portola Valley, CA

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING CENTERS

 

Apple
Cupertino, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

IBM
San Jose, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Microsoft Envisioning Centers*
Irvine, Atlanta, NYC, Las Colinas,
Chicago, Malvern, Southfield
Studios, Los Angeles & NYC & Microsoft

Verizon Innovation Center
San Francisco, CA
Nelson

HEADQUARTERS

 

Autodesk
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Guess Headquarters*
Los Angeles, CA
Studios, Los Angeles

Nokia Headquarters
Sunnyvale, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Suzhou Industrial Park*
Suzhou, China
IA Interior Architects

Gallo
Modesto, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

HEALTHCARE

 

Hoag Memorial Hospital*
Newport Beach, CA
KMD Architects, San Francisco

Stanford Hoover Pavilion*
Palo Alto, CA
Tom Eliot Fisch, San Francisco

Stanford Executive Medical Center*
Palo Alto, CA
Brayton Hughes Design Studio,
San Francisco

Stanford Women’s Cancer Center*
Palo Alto, CA
Brayton Hughes Design Studio,
San Francisco

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

 

Disney Fantasia Theater*
Burbank, CA
Studios Los Angeles

Hana Haus
Palo Alto, CA
Gensler, San Jose

Investment Firm @ Pier 5*
San Francisco, CA
Tom Eliot Fisch, San Francisco

Rosie the Riveter*
Richmond, CA
Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, Berkeley

Stanford Hoover Pavilion*
Palo Alto, CA
Tom Eliot Fisch, San Francisco

The Battery
San Francisco, CA
FME Architecture, San Francisco and
Ken Fulk Interiors, San Francisco

HOSPITALITY

 

Disney Dream & Fantasy Cruise Ship*
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Disney, FL

Intel Marketplace
Hillsboro, OR
Gensler, San Jose

Lark Creek Steak*
San Francisco, CA
Lark Creek

Lorenzo 360°*
Kuwait
Alamosa Design Associates, San Francisco

Nokia Hospitality Lounge*
Sunnyvale, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Nordstrom Café Bistro*
U.S. chain wide
Nordstrom

Nordstrom Ebar*
U.S. chain wide
Nordstrom

Nordstrom 6th & Pine*
U.S. chain wide
Nordstrom

Rulli Café*
San Francisco, CA
Rulli

The Battery
San Francisco, CA
FME Architecture, & Ken Fulk Interiors,
San Francisco

Yoshi’s Jazz Club & Restaurant*
San Francisco, CA
Morimoto Matano Kang Architects,
Berkeley, CA

 

HOUSE OF WORSHIP

 

South Post Oak Baptist Church*
Houston, TX

City of 10,000 Buddhas Temple*
Ukiah, CA

INSTITUTIONAL

 

Rice University - Rayzor Hall *
Houston, TX
Morris Architects, Houston

MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING

 

Kaiser- Gallery @ Central Park
Santa Clara, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Vallejo Street Project
San Francisco, CA
Jennifer Weiss Architecture, San Francisco

PHILANTHROPY / CHARITY/ EVENT SPACES

 

DIFFA-Dining by Design, 2009*
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

DIFFA-Dining by Design, 2010*
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

DIFFA-Dining by Design, 2011
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

DIFFA-Dining by Design, 2012
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

DIFFA-Dining by Design, 2013
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Gensler DZine Window Display
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Public Architecture 2009*
San Francisco, CA
Perkins + Will, San Francisco

Windows 2010*
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Windows 2013
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, ASD & RIM Architects,
San Francisco

REAL ESTATE RESPOSITIONING (SITE & LOBBIES)

 

180 Montgomery Street*
San Francisco, CA

201 Third Street
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

303 Second Street*
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

601 California Street
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

888 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

1455 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
ASD, San Francisco, CA

Digital Realty
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Digital Realty
Freemont, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

Levi’s Plaza
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

RESIDENTIAL

 

Arens Residence
Oakland CA

Bateman Residence
Houston, TX

Burry/Nichols Residence
Healdsburg, CA

Collins Residence
Houston, TX

Duddleston Residence
Houston, TX

Fastow Residence
Houston, TX

Fields Residence*
Houston, TX

Freiden Residence
Houston, TX

Kuwait Residence*
Kuwait
Alamosa Design Associates, San Francisco

Lost Creek Residence*
Austin, TX

Skilling Residence*
Houston, TX

Smith Residence
Houston, TX

Zucker Residence
Tiburon CA

RETAIL

 

REI Flagship "Store of the Future"*
Boulder, CO
Gensler, San Francisco

Marmot
Prototype
Gensler, San Francisco

Old Navy*
Emeryville, CA
Old Navy / Gensler, San Francisco

THEATER

 

Adobe Chaplin Theater
San Francisco, CA
Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

Disney Fantasia Theater*
Burbank, CA
Studios, Los Angeles

Guess Headquarters / Fashion Runway*
Los Angeles, CA
Studios, Los Angeles

Kinkaid Performing Arts Center*
Houston, TX
Studio Red Architects, Houston

Microsoft Envisioning Centers*
Irvine, Atlanta, NYC, Las Colinas, Chicago, Malvern, Southfield
Studios, Los Angeles

TRANSPORTATION

 

San Francisco Airport T3 BAE
San Francisco, CA
Gensler, San Francisco

*Indicates Inga Birkenstock's projects prior
to forming Birkenstock Lighting Design

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Publications/Awards

Samsung Design Office / San Francisco, CA

2014  •  IIDA Award “Against the Odds”

 

The Battery / San Francisco, CA

2014  •  IIDA Award

7 x 7 San Francisco (The Art + Design Issue) Nov. 2013 Issue No. 119

 

Autodesk / San Francisco, CA

10/2014  •  Building Design + Construction, issue; Special LED section

07/2014  •  SSL Magazine, issue; “Creativity by the Bay”

05/2013  • Interior Design Magazine, issue; “All work, some play”

2013  •  IIDA Award

 

DIFFA Dining By Design / San Francisco, CA

2012  •  IIDA Award

 

Nokia Headquarters / Sunnyvale, CA

2011  •  IIDA Award

05/2011  •  Interior Design Magazine, issue; “On the Phone”

Guess? Headquarters / Los Angeles, CA

04/2011  • Interior Design Magazine, issue; “Guess Who’s Back in Style?”

2010  •  IIDA National Award

12/2009-01/2010  •  Artravel Magazine, issue; “Maison En Amerique”

 

Yoshi’s Jazz Club / San Francisco

2009  •   Lounge & Nightclub People’s Choice Award / AIA Los Angeles

Restaurant Design

 

REI Prototype Store of the Future / Boulder, CO

2009  •  IES Illumination Award: Energy & Environmental Design

2008  •  DDI Magazine; “Portal to the Great Outdoors”

2008  •  “Retail Store of the Year: Environmental Sustainability”

Chain Store Age Magazine February

 

Suzhou Industrial Park / Suzhou, China

2007  •  IIDA Award

 

Skilling Residence

2003  •  Houston by Design, Publisher: Rex Spencer Space Solutions;

First Edition (2003)

 

Kinkaid Performing Arts Center / Houston Texas

2000  •  Society of American Registered Architects and Houston AIA /

American University & Schools

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Company News

FEBRUARY 2015

 

Birkenstock Lighting Design  has been REBRANDED! Our new image was created by Brenden Mendoza,  a former employee of Gensler’s branding group in which Inga met and admired on many past projects. 

The new branding includes our logo, website and business cards. Please let us know what you think, and if you experience any difficulties or glitches!

For more information about Brenden’s work, (we refer to him as Brenden the Branding Guy) visit his website at: www.brendenmendoza.com

AUGUST 2014

 

Birkenstock Lighting Design welcomes a new employee, Bipin Rao as Lighting Designer.

 

Bipin Rao joins BLD with extensive technical and electrical engineering experience as well as photometry, colorimetry, and testing requirements on lighting products.

 

Our goal with Bipin is to explore the LED colorimetry consistency in order to provide better color blending within our lighting projects, and diving deeper into circadian adaptive lighting, of which we implemented within the hold room (gate areas) of the SFO project completed in January 2014.

 

Bipin holds a Masters in Lighting Design from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Lighting Research Center, and a Bachelor degree in electrical engineering from Fr. C.R.I.T, Mumbai University.

 

With Bipin’s experience as a project engineer and lighting designer in Mumbai India, we are foreseeing  that Bipin will enable us to better bridge the  gap in understanding our  India projects’ methods and procedures; and his technical experience as a lab engineer will enable us to provide a more  comprehensive and research based approach to Lighting design.

(Click here to read more about Bipin Rao)

2014 AWARDS


Samsung Design Office / San Francisco, CA

2014  •  IIDA Award “Against the odds”

Click here to view photographs from this project.

 

The Battery / San Francisco, CA

2014  •  IIDA Award

Click here to view photographs from this project.

 

2014 PUBLICATIONS

 

Autodesk has been published (again) in the July 2014 Architectural SSL magazine (Solid State Lighting).

Click here to read more.

 

The Battery has been featured within article about our beloved famous and flamboyant Interior Designer Ken Fulk in San Francisco’s 7 x 7 magazine
(The Art + Design Issue) Nov. 2013 Issue No. 119

Click here to view the article.

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